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Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
if you look at what they have said on this issue, both obama and romney's plans are vague. if i were moderating the debate that is coming october 3rd, i would spend about half of it asking them what would you do specifically. give us the diagnosis of the plan -- [applause] and tell us what you're really going to do. and part of that question is there has to be a willingness to compromise, and there has to be an innate willingness to do things that are painful for your side. i'm going to stop there, and we'll do questions. one more story. remember years ago the head of simon & schuster after i had published one of my books took me to dinner in new york city at one of these restaurants where you would never want to go where you have to pay. [laughter] and he said what's your next book going to be about in and i said, oh, well, i haven't decided. i'm going to do some thinking, some reading, some research. and he looked at me and said, what? i said, yeah, i want to do thinking, reading, reporting, weighing the alternatives, and he said why are you going to waste your time? [laughter] i s
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
subject. it's depressing in the lower court really from both sides. the obama administration is very slow to nominate judges to the were courts and the senate has been a terrifically obstructionist in a way that's really very new. there's always been fights over the federal courts of appeal. but this senate is lacking the nominees in the district court to the trial and i think with an eye towards making sure there isn't a democratic branch to the convention on the lower courts were plausible supreme court nominees there is a new pair of diamond. it used to be coming and i used to give talks about this that as long as a president stays within the sort of boundary of the political consensus and nominate somebody within those boundaries the senate tried to push the envelope and achieved by a supreme court nomination something that couldn't be achieved through the political process that president was in seat territory. succumbing you think of for instance bill clinton's nominees and with better ginsburg and stephen breyer. almost no controversy because clinton could have gone far to the left
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
it because that add news people and has an impact. i have seen both obama and romney suddenly tweaked or change language, or drop language that were called out by fact checkers because ultimately there was a decision that are that it doesn't really mean that much to us if we fix this. it will get less greece if we just tweak it a bit or change it on the margins. but the key thing that moves voters such as he apologizes for america, or obama with a ridiculous thing about the savings from the wars, which he says, and the same breath criticizes george w. bush for running wars on the credit card, he will say those like almost 1 cents after another without any since he is contradicting himself. there is polling there that says that's an effective line. it moves voters eric so it doesn't matter what the actual facts are. so that's, that's when -- >> i think fact checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and ideas and backgrounds. and any since he is trying to redefine what a fact is. pretty saying there are no objective facts, that it's just someone else's opinion about what we
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and the position of folks like lindsey graham or john mccain than there is between romney and obama. both romney and obama believe in supporting the opposition. the administration has provided nonlethal and humanitarian assistance, it's also worked with our allies who are providing all sorts of support to the opposition which, by the way, is what mitt romney said he would do in working with countries like qatar, turkey and saudi arabia and other ways. but i think this administration has also recognized that the most important thing we can do is try to create a unified political opposition so that when the assad regime fall, we'll have as smooth a transition as possible. rushing in with military options without a clear exit strategy which, by the way, mitt romney said on "60 minutes" would be the way he would think about military affairs, the president understands we have to be cautious about it. because there are many ways in which we could make the situation worse rather than better, and our first obligation is to try and get the political and diplomatic context right so you can have as smooth
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
earlier on, some people have said that barack obama is someone who both represented that kind of gary hart vote as well as the jesse jackson vote, uniting these two things. it became very, very formidable. now, the question of will you ever have a republican primary candidate who can unite those two sensibilities, and arguably george w. bush did that. now, the problem romney faces is that initially he had a tax plan that was let's just keep the bush rates in place, totally kind of marginal change. then he felt rick santorum might defeat him in guam, so he released a plan that was designed to appeal to "the wall street journal" editorial pawj. something that doesn't seem to have moved primary voters, but when you look at their sensibility and what they thought they had to accomplish, that's what they decided they had to do. you can imagine someone else saying, well, gosh, let's do a really big child tax credit and then let's do all these other things that'll essentially get a lot of these urban, socially-liberal, upper middle class voters in states we're not going to win regardless to pay s
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, with the topic itself or the time. and the question to both of you is, president obama was criticized for his huge until that comment. over how much credit we deserve in america. that's what we want to discuss for the next eight or nine minutes. you cannot, i want to give each one minute and i encourage you to share ideas and talk about it. ms. laura ann mclane kuster, wel start with you. >> well, i absolutely believe that it is the private sector to create jobs. i have been in the private sector for the last 25 years and since the last campaign, i have created my own business that we have found strategy for nonprofit fundraising. but i believe that the government does create an environment for businesses to grow. that is what tax policy is all about. the tax breaks that congressman charlie bass has voted for her, it was encouraging the production of fossil fuels and energy. i believe that what we need to do is give incentives, such as growing the economy here at home and the incentive for shipping jobs overseas. i think we need to end the uncertainty and it flows from the deficit. we have to
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
do you bring to the table? >> guest: well, how about truth for starters. the notion that both obama and romney are arguing over who's going to spend more money on medicare when we need to have a raging debate and discussion in this country on how we slash medicare spending because if we don't, um, i believe that we're going to find ourselves in the midst of a monetary collapse as a result of continuing to borrow and spend money to the tune of 43 cents out of every dollar that we spend. >> host: so what are you seeing out there on that particular issue? what's your prescription, pardon the expression. >> guest: well, i oversaw the reform of medicaid in new mexico when i was governor of new mexico. we took it from a fee-for-service model to a managed care model. we saved hundreds of millions of dollars, we set up better health care networks for the poor in new mexico. i believe if the federal government would have block granted the state of new mexico 43% less money, done away with all the strings and the mandates that i could have effectively overseen the delivery of health care to t
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, then you look at valerie jarrett, she is his advisor to both the president and the first lady. she has found michelle obama offers significant jobs since 1991. she is the only one who goes on vacation with the first family. >> host: that is an extraordinary relationship. tell us about her and valerie jarrett's background. >> guest: valerie jarrett was born iranian and is a noted blood researcher. she was born there and spend a lot of for topic following her parents around the middle east to the developing world and in some cases, western europe. so when she meets barack obama in 1991 at a cafÉ in chicago, they had a lot in common. they grew up in muslim countries. iran and indonesia. they had a different perspective. definitely on the left part of the american political spectrum. and they have a disdain for what they consider american parochialism. that becomes a bonding moment for them very early on. but let's not forget who valerie jarrett is to be obama's. she is the gilded arch gateway into the establishment. she knows everyone. she is from a prosperous family that has been succes
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
as they should. and they have both been strong in the area. it's unfair to assert that president obama has let down the guard. libya was a triple tragic event. he died two weeks ago today along with the three of the colleagues. the responsibility for guarding our embassy overseas is not the -- we don't have american military protecting our embassy. it's the host country that provides the perimeter security around the diplomatic security. we provide the security for the foreign embassies in new york city. who let us down in cairo? it was the egyptian government. that's why the crowd went over the wall and put down the american flag and putted it up. it was the libyan security forces who let us down in benghazi when ambassador stevens was killed. i don't think it's appropriate to somehow blame the state department or the white house for this. and now obviously, we have to do everything we can to protect our people. as grow know president obama got on the phone with the president of egypt after the embassy was attacked and basically said you have to do a better job. there's is my paraphrasing wha
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, the notion that both obama and romney are arguing over who is going to spend more money on medicare when we need to have a raging debate and discussion on how we/medicare spending. i believe we will find ourselves in the midst of a monetary collapse as a result of borrowing and spending money to the tune of 43 cents of every dollar that we have spent. >> what is your prescription? >> we took it from a fee-for-service model to a managed care model and hundreds of millions of dollars were saved, i believe, if the federal government would have block printed the state of new mexico 43% less money, done away with all of the strings in the mandate, that i could have effectively overseeing the delivery of health care to the poor. i think you apply that same template to medicare and give the federal government out of the health care business completely, give it to the states, in this case, block grants that balance expenditures, and that is how we are going to get out of it. giving it up to the states, 50 laboratories of innovation and best practices, that's exactly what we will have. fabulous succ
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
thousands of new teachers. president obama and governor mitt romney both campaign today in virginia. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> acquit programming note for you. the campaign 2012 coverage continues tonight with a debate between candidates for u.s. senate in nevada. republican dean heller is against democratic congresswoman shelley berkley. that gets underway at 11 p.m. eastern live on c-span. from this morning's washington journal here is a preview of that nv said senate race. >> the on call editor. tonight the first of the series of debates in nevada between two people come incumbent senator dean heller and the republican and his challenger representative shelley berkley, the democrat. what does each person have to achieve tonight in the first debate? >> this race has been very close over the year at this point, and the polls have shown this week the republican poll shows that dean heller was up a few points and then the democratic poll shows shelley berkley was up a few points and most basically show at -- a tie. both need to break out a little bit. fro
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
for minority voters. >> it seems like it's not totally insane. >> if it goes up in 28 and obama goes up to 81 or 82, both in the possibility, the number becomes vanishingly smaller. it's like 37%. i think for a lot of people that's going to be a big adjustment, like what it means to be in the country. obama is the first winner no one had ever done that before. his issue for democrats because a wedding only 40% of ways, but the idea is kind of a moment, a wake-up call for the country living in a different place than many of us grew up, especially the baby boomers which is an overwhelming the white generation. >> i can't remember the national journal talked about the majority of the democratic caucus in 2013 will be either women or minorities. and so, if obama wins for such a small share of the white vote and you have the majority caucus it enforces how different the democratic party would be in the long run and in the short run that will cause a lot of anxiety and stress among certain groups of white voters. >> let me ask you one more question from the audience, but i can't resist since you ar
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the states are following them. it wasn't just hispanics. it was socially liberal white women and obama today, 56 of 58%. >> i will just say abortion is a height tension issue on both sides of the debate. important to keep in mind. >> things like planned parenthood. planned parenthood which every republican presidential nominee in bourse -- endorsed. i agree. abortion is what it is. you do have this divide, but i think other elements came in in a way that had not previously and all this is allowing obama told his vote among those women. >> you don't actually have soft dollar donations going to the party. you have democrats as republicans did in the 70's him of posting the first wave of regulation have to rely more on upper-middle-class donors. that shapes the issue about the campaign. >> immigration is not an issue that is the core base republican conservative issue. there is a sizable but minority group within the party who cares very deeply about it. why has it become a position of the party now when, in fact a mother is such a huge and growing voter block from it is an important issue. >>
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the lives of those that are in harm's way. >> president obama and jean chretien both supported the budget control act. did they make a mistake. kuster: congress is broken and the american people know that. it's the lowest approval rating in the fiscal cliff. people are not taking the deficit seriously and they are kicking the can down the road and creating the crisis conditions to make common sense solutions. >> ms. kuster did president shaheen make a mistake by signing on to this? kuster: at the time people thought would work but they needed to sit down and work since then and the reality is speaker boehner has refused to sit down and actually have meaningful discussions and negotiations that would get us where we need to be and this particular congress we have been in the crisis mode every single week. >> moderator: all right, go ahead. >> obviously you want a contract to continue to bae where in the defense budget would you cut? bass: first of all, i can't believe you would have voted against the budget control act any responsible legislature. we all have our own views. i believe that
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that both the obama campaign and the romney campaign are missing an opportunity to make this connection to education reform conversation. so what we are looking for in our k-12 system is not going to happen until we start thinking about what is happening to these children and until we can recognize of the country how far behind we are and investing in those children and their families, and support their families. and i really think we can't just stop at kindergarten by any stretch of imagination. we have done a lot of work and early education system and what is kindergarten looking like and how were we thinking about science, research in the first grade years, second grade and all the way up actually through a child's young adulthood. how are we understanding their capacity to learn and are we actually financing that? so i want to get quickly three examples of where i see places where presidential and congressional candidates could be making a stronger case and are not. were when i hear the debates by go geez, they missed it again. how can they not be making these connections? the first
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
is about primer about policy, primary about personal characteristics or some sort of mix of both. we track major politicians mentioned so we can tell you how often obama is mentioned in acts that are not in the presidential race and how often is mentioned favorably versus unfavorably. we look at whether or not ads mention party affiliation, magic words, a host of additional characteristics. and because we're also analyzing the e.u., not just the reports come we are also now starting in 2010 we started to look at musical characteristics, voiceovers and other emotional appeals. reels of access to the full range of the wisconsin advertising database, and so that is what the leverage in which we can put into context this election cycle compared to those dating back to 2000. we'll have lots and lots more to say this year. if you're not already on our distribution list i encourage you to get in touch and/or you can ascribe directly for website and/or our twitter feed. were also, this cycle also tracking you to the ads will have much more to say about that, too. we have three releases yet to come
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
friends, the low point, needing help, i backed the president obama when he took out osama bin laden. president bush, it took both presidents doing what they thought was right, to get the job done. why is it considered a weakness to ask one party to ask another party to help them out. maybe we can sit down and talk through some of his and talk through some of it. i might be wrong and i might be out of touch. we are out of touch just because people say you have to be left or right. i am a team player and i am all for teamwork. there are things i agree with on the right and their there are other things i agree with on the left. but i will tell you one thing, i don't think anything should be rammed down our throats and i think it ought to be bipartisan. we have to get back to that point. now, with seal team six, there was one reason we would not win. one primary reason. it was a way of a communication problem. it could be on the wrong radio, a bad location, there is always a reason why. but there was a communication problem. not having an interpreter there -- we have to start communicat
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
president obama and mitt romney will be tonight at the university of denver. both candidates spent today preparing for the debate. the president here in las vegas and mr. romney already in denver. the public campaign events did venture out. mr. obama took a rate and mitt romney picked up mexican food for lunch at his hotel. tomorrow night, i live debate coverage because of the previous 7:00 eastern. jim lehrer moderates the debates and after the debate from your calls, e-mails and treats. our live coverage on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> coming up next, ed miliband a)i"aa! house, senate last author book review speeches and most kinds of things. if i know a bill is coming up on the floor in the house, i watch, you know, which generally want to see because i have them all. if there is a very speech i know that she was covered only book review, i'm going to watch that. when i want to find out somethingit has some value to it, that is going to be one of the places i look. i'm obviously a public broadcasting fan. i watch those. out of a couple hundred channels, i probably
CSPAN
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to take this opportunity to recognize once again president obama and his decision to contribute to the strength and vitality of the united states. it is a positive move for both countries that i applaud. and malcolm i would like to talk to you about a third implement the change. i would like to talk to you about a third change to be implemented. it is an issue that has captured attention around the world. over the years, organizations grew in power and today became stronger than the local [inaudible] in several places. even before my term started, violence and crime and the major concerns across many areas. we implemented a comprehensive strategy with three main components. first, we have employed the police and the armed forces, in order to rebuild and strengthen the law enforcement agency. basically please call us at local level. secondly and more importantly, increasing the size and force from 36,000 officers. they are also better trained and better paid. advancing towards a better and more particular set of members. we are moving to a more transparent and efficient system ba
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
to measure model, responses in cyberspace. she's also a regular guest lecturer at both universities. from 2009 to august 2009, she served in the obama administration as acting city director for cyberspace for national student council. in that capacity she assembled a team of experienced cyber experts to conduct a 60 day review of cyberspace policy review. in may 2000 the president presented a blueprint and under ms. hathaway's leadership conducted the review, it was tremendous work on it. she continued to do things. she worked in the bush administration, many things, recognized as an expert in this world. so we are very pleased to have with us, and please welcome melissa hathaway. [applause] >> thank you, jamie. and i'm very honored to be here at the potomac institute. mike, thank you for your leadership in this area. the institute is really known for translating complex technology issues, and to more simple terms, for the policymakers, and the potomac institute is a strong part of us working in the bush administration to help us have a neutral ground, have this conversation about cyberse
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
democrat, tim kane. both are former governors. there is a large military and reservists vote in virginia. that vote is sponsoring decidedly against president obama because he is definitely against the military, cutting what ought to be a 313 ship navy below 200 navy ships. cutting 20,000 marines and 8,000 army and another 20,000 sailors and airmen from the rolls. he has canceled the f-22 and numerous other weapon systems. he is messing around with military pay, benefits, retirement, and that should put mitt romney over the top in virginia, but it is a close state because of the facts. the least recession impacted state in the union is virginia. the reason the viejo is the least impact of state is because the only industry that has been a growth industry in the last four years is the government. there is no recession in washington d.c. i go there quite frequently. there are cranes all over the city. the place is awash in money. the employment numbers are significantly better than the rest of the country because we spend and spend and spend other states money. washington d.c., and that has
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
is going on, have stretched out their plans, barack obama agrees that there would be no taxes in the new budget, just spending cuts. the house democrats and house republicans would not accept that. so i don't think it's the same on both sides, and i think you ought to suggest them also in oklahoma. [laughter] >> i do suggest them in oklahoma and everywhere, all over the country. i think people are going to have different ideas about which party is worse than where they came from. certainly, you mentioned obama's outreach, and i think he did find an outreach. when he did, nancy pelosi said no, we won the election. it is kind of you know, it's kind of hard. some people are saying totally outrageous and nasty things. what we have to do is break it down where people like that can sit down together and say, what is good for the country and not how i can score political points. .. so, i agree with you. i think we need to get past that. we need to get past government is a problem in some areas. government is the solution in seven areas. >> thank you. >> at evening, steve. >> and steve hammock i
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
-- they are both 70 sixer sold. you know, you don't always get choice. i think that if romney wins, ruth bader ginsburg will try to hold on for the next four years. if obama wins, kennedy and scalia will try to hold on, but you never know what'll happen. >> can you speculate what was in roberts mind when he famously replied that the job of the justice was just [inaudible] as opposed to change the rules? >> well, that is the most quoted thing he has ever said. 80% of the time, critically about him, look, we all, supreme court justices included, perceive ourselves in certain ways and i don't think john roberts it's up in the morning and says i am a judicial activist and is trying to disrupt the united states. clarence thomas does wake up and say that. [laughter] i don't mean that in a critical way. clarence thomas lily has a very different attitude towards president than any of the other justices. justice story has senate. thomas doesn't really believe in the rule of presidents. he thinks that these decisions are wrong and we ought to overturn the mall. and that is a very different attitude than
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. one is let's not forget that 2009 and 2010, the democrats had majorities in both houses of congress. they were vetoproof purity of that stimulus package, obama cared, dodd-frank, the institution of the united states are too big -- are not too big to fail. so they had two years and they had majority for two years and they ran things through with all due respect. we were never consulted about obama cared. we were never consulted about the stimulus. we were never consulted about dodd-frank. we all have to work together between 2009 and 2010. amendment 2010 elections were rejected and if we hadn't had candidates in three swing states, we probably would've been the majority in the united states senate. when i look at all the polarization to work with me for two years. the citizens united, very quickly, russ feingold and i went over before the united states supreme court. i've never seen the naÏve failure to understand what the reality is that the gore campaign or about and displayed in those arguments and of course the united states supreme court by a five to for decision says its free
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
debt added under the pelosi-obama air. i'm glad to know that i have more power than both of them put together and i'm responsible for this deficit spending. [cheers and applause] >> can you put that increase in the national debt just on barack obama and nancy pelosi alone? vilsack: could you repeat that? >> moderator: can you put that increase on the national debt on barack obama and nancy pelosi alone? vilsack: heavens no. congressman king is been in congress for 10 years and hasn't gotten the job done. and so i think the answer is really, it's really important to create jobs in this country and i'm really focused on doing that in this district. so, you know, i have a plan to make sure that i convince landowners to pass their land from one generation to the next. and help young farmers to get started. one of the most important things we could we doing right now, which congress hasn't done is passed a farm bill. it for thank you. that your time. our next question for panelists comes from -- [applause] -- our next question from our panel comes from dan breen, staff writer for the nort
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
meths to measure, -- in cyberspace she's a regular guest lecture at both of the universities from 2009 to -- february 2009 to august 2009, she served in the obama administration acting senior directer for cyberspace. she's assembled a team of cyber experts to conduct the sixty-day review of cyberspace policy review. in may 2009, the president presented the elegant group blueprint on cyberspace and under mrs. hathaway's leadership conducting the review of the tremendous work, she was continued to do things. he's worked in the bush measures for many things recognized expert in the world. and we are very pleased to have with us and please welcome melissa hathaway. [applause] [applause] thank you, jamie. i'm honored to be here, and mike, thank you for your leadership in the particular area. we the substitute is known for the tranlating complex -- translating complex technology issue fors for more simple terms for the policy makers. they were a strong partner while i was working in the bush administration to help us have a neutral ground to have the conversation about cybersecurity in the n
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
things in both the tax and entitlement area that ironically just kind of like the 1983 social security commission, are, better achieved if the two parties can hold hands and they don't start out being, an obama proposal or a romney proposal or a democratic proposal or a republican proposal. what i'm more, i am less interested in exactly what is said in the debates the next four years when whoever wins says in the week or two after the election. to me, that's the time to step up and do the broader leadership and be tougher. >> what would you like to hear president obama say, either before or after the election? talk about romney, what about obama? too if your view as mine is that we're not going to have a deal that doesn't have both revenues and spending and the biggest obstacle is on the revenue side and that, as i do believe and i have asked a lot of democratic senators if my perception is correct and they say yes, and that is, that republicans continue to believe that at the end of the day in the 11th hour democrats will relent again as they did in 2011 and at the end of 2010. frankl
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